ESA Science & Technology - Solar Orbiter
ESA's new Sun explorer will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 6 February. Media are invited to Europe's mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch and moment of signal acquisition.
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An important stage in the development of ESA's Solar Orbiter mission was completed between May and June, when a series of tests to validate the electromagnetic compatibility and magnetic properties was carried out on the spacecraft's flight model.
Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It will address big questions in Solar System science to help us understand how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere. The spacecraft will provide close-up, high-latitude observations of the Sun to gain new information about the solar wind, the heliospheric...